12A: Paula Prekowitz

Ceramics Location: 8887 Empire Grade
Paula Prekowitz

Paula Prekowitz

Although I’ve been a potter for over 40 years, within the past ten years, I’ve has the opportunity to participate in the extraordinary process of firing in the wood fired kilns also known as Anagama and Noborigama. As the wood burns over a course of five to six days, ash builds up on the surface of the pots and vitrifies there, leaving behind the mystery of the flame. Kiln tears, carbon trapping, flashing from neighboring pots on the kiln shelf. These are just a few of the unexplained wonders that are treasured results that continue to call me back to this process. Loading with care, stacking wood, meals with fellow potters, and the unloading is a community event as we admire each other’s pots, pack them up and head for home.

For more information, please call Paula at: 831-338-4853

Paula Prekowitz

Paula Prekowitz

Paula Prekowitz

Paula Prekowitz